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August 5, 2020 47 min
Up-and-comer Sam Long joins us for a fun episode 20. He explains how he got the nickname "The Big Unit," why he's been going after all the KOMs this year, and what he's learned about consistency. The 24-year-old was on a tear last year, winning back-to-back races and Ironman Chattanooga. This year, he's been dueling it out for KOMs with pro cyclists and runners, and battling with Lionel Sanders on Mt. Lemmon: h...
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In episode 6 of Fitter & Faster ultramarathon man Dean Karnazes joins host Emma-Kate Lidbury to chat about some of his epic feats of endurance—and some of his longstanding triathlon dreams. His journey into the ultra world began—unwittingly—on his 30th birthday when he drunkenly set off from a bar on a 30-mile run. Since then, he has run 50 marathons in 50 days in 50 states, won the Badwater Ultramarathon, run 148 miles on a t...
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This week on The Triathlete Hour we talk to the legendary Craig Alexander — 5x World Champ, 3x Kona winner. At 47, Crowie doesn't consider himself retired. (In fact, last year he was still winning the occasional 70.3.) But he's doing it just for fun now and for the love of the sport. The Australian champ talks to us about the changes he made in his training as he got older, what he learned over the years, and if all the te...
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Welcome to the first episode of "Gear Up," Triathlete magazine's new all-gear, all-the-time podcast where we dig into hot gear topics in the swim, bike, run, and multispor world. This week we talk to Jake Pantone from Enve wheels, who lifts the curtain on why carbon wheels are actually becoming less expensive right now. And guess what? It has to do with disc brakes. Jake goes on to talk about why disc brakes are going ...
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In episode 18 of The Triathlete Hour, we talk to uber-swimmer and Ironman champ Lauren Brandon. Known as one of the nicest people in the pro field, the many-time swim course record holder tells us she felt terrified of biking during her first triathlon—and how she's improved. She talks about why she made the switch to tri after the swimming Olympic Trials (because she loves it), why she prefers the Ironman distance even though...
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In episode five of Fitter & Faster, coach Ryan Bolton—an Olympian who was a member of the very first US Olympic tri team at the Sydney Games in 2000—talks about his journey to top-level coaching. As someone who coaches elite triathletes and elite runners from all over the world, Bolton has a unique viewpoint on what makes a good coach—and how to get the best out of every athlete. He talks about the importance of understanding...
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In this week's episode we talk to the Voice of Ironman: Mike Reilly. No, Mike doesn't say his famous phrase ('you are an Ironman') for us—he says that phrase is sacred—but he does reflect back on some of the amazing moments he's seen at the finish lines over the years and that he shared in his book. Plus, how he picks which races to go to, if he ever runs out of things to say, and why he thinks the Ironman midni...
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This week, we talk with Olympian, World Champion, and our current cover model, Katie Zaferes. Katie is featured on the front of our July/August magazine issue — which you can get on newsstands now. You can also become an Active Pass member to get a magazine subscription, exclusive content, partner discounts, training plans, two books, and more: https://www.triathlete.com/active-pass/#_active-pass Katie was supposed to be on her wa...
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July 6, 2020 58 min
Triathlon swim coach Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26 joins us from his home in Los Angeles, California to talk about swimming through the pandemic, answer your questions, and give away a few copies of his new book Triathlon Swimming. Watch all the Triathlete Live episodes here: triathlete.com/ama
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In episode four of Fitter & Faster, Matt Dixon—head coach and founder of Purple Patch Fitness—talks about how he's built one of the largest and most successful triathlon squads in the world. What started as a sketch of his "coaching vision" on the back of an airplane napkin has now led to him guiding athletes to 300+ pro podiums and almost 300 Kona age-group qualifications. In this episode, Matt covers a lot o...
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In this week's episode we talk with Australian 70.3 powerhouse Ellie Salthouse about her long journey to success and how she's learned a happy athlete is a fast athlete. Ellie started out in triathlon as an elite junior, but briefly retired at the age of 20—with hopes of becoming a body builder. That was short-lived, though, and she soon returned to the sport with a new outlook. Although the goal of making the Olympics did...
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In episode 14 of the Triathlete Hour we talk with Sika Henry, who is trying to become the first female African-American pro triathlete. How did she end up with that goal and why hasn't there been someone before her? Last year, Sika also had a horrific crash and doesn't remember anything before waking up in the hospital. How do you get back on your bike after that? Plus, she still balances a full-time job and a full-time tr...
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June 22, 2020 61 min
Ironman champion and pro cyclist Cameron Wurf joins us from his current base in Andorra, Spain to talk about how he’s managed training through the pandemic, life as a new dad, what he’s learned in transitioning from rowing to cycling to triathlon, and why he thinks doping isn’t as big of a problem as it used to be. You can watch the complete video and check out our full series of Triathlete Live videos at triathlete.com/ama
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In episode 3 of Triathlete’s new training podcast, Fitter and Faster, Ironman champion Dede Griesbauer joins host Emma-Kate Lidbury to talk about how she stays fit, fast, motivated, and injury-free—despite being just a few months away from her 50th birthday. Dede is a three-time Ironman champion and Ultraman champion who broke the Ultraman world record earlier this year. In this episode, she uncovers how she still gets the most f...
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In this episode we talk with Danish legend and recently retired Olympian Helle Frederiksen. Helle looks back on her career, how she overcame horrific injuries, and what she has planned now. Hint: She misses some of the training, but not the bury-yourself-go-deep fast stuff. And she talks about how she's helping others achieve their own goals now. First, though, race director Gabriela Gallegos answers all our questions about r...
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The legendary Andy Potts joins us for episode 12 of the Triathlete Hour. He looks back on his 19 years in the sport, how he found his way to triathlon after *just* missing out on the Olympics in swimming, and when he realized he might be good at this. Plus, an extensive discussion on when it's OK (and when it's not OK) to poop yourself during a race, why he's bummed the harder races often get canceled, and how his wife...
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In episode two of Fitter and Faster cycling coach and bike guru Matt Bottrill gives us an insight into the intelligent approach he takes to making triathletes the very best bikers they can be. Whether it's training, optimizing aerodynamics, bike fit, pedaling or equipment, Bottrill leaves none of it to chance. A talented cyclist himself, he now coaches scores of age groupers and pros, and has helped the likes of Tim O'Don...
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In ep. 11 of The Triathlete Hour we're joined Ben Kanute, a 2016 Olympian and second place at the 70.3 World Championships. Obviously we asked Ben: Which is harder -- 70.3 or ITU? And which would you rather win? Ben talks to us, from his hot home base in Arizona, about how he hopes to win medals at both, what he learned when he moved up in distance, and how he balanced racing professionally while going to college at University...
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In this week's episode we talk to Kona podium finisher and multi-time Ironman champ Heather Jackson. Known for her constant smile, Heather tells us how she stays so positive and what the deal was with the bananas when she won Ironman Lake Placid. A former hockey player, Heather was a high school teacher after college and an age-group athlete when she decided to move to San Diego and go pro. Now she's one of the fastest wom...
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In this first episode of Triathlete’s new training podcast, Fitter and Faster, Dr. Stacy Sims joins host Emma-Kate Lidbury to talk about nutrition and fueling for training, recovery, and performance. Having worked with scores of amateur and professional endurance athletes, Sims has seen it all—and talks candidly about common fueling mistakes and how to fix them, as well as different diet trends and “fads” and how differently they...
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